There's been another update to Traktor. The 2.6.3 version of the Native Instruments DJ software adds metadata sync with Traktor DJ for LE users, compatibility with the imminent Traktor Kontrol X1 Mk 2 hardware, and brings bug fixes. The metadata sync addition for people who use Traktor LE is a welcome addition. The number of DJs who use LE has no doubt risen recently due to Native Instruments ceasing to offer Traktor Pro "in the box" with all Traktor hardware, and reverting to bundling Traktor LE plus a discount on an upgrade.
Particularly, the change means that buyers of the Traktor Kontrol Z1 hardware who use it with Traktor DJ app on their iPad or iPhone will now be able to try out "big" Traktor too with the advantages of sharing metadata to and from the Traktor DJ app, without necessarily having to instantly upgrade to Traktor Pro if they don't feel ready yet.
And while an update to the software was expected in order to make plug-and-play work with the Traktor Kontrol X1 Mk 2, we suspect that some of those bug fixes are more than cosmetic too; many users have reported stability problems to us with 2.6.2, several of whom have said they had to roll back to 2.6.1. Hopefully this update has addressed their issues.
Traktor 2.6.3 is available to download from the Service Center now.
Will you be buying the X1 Mk 2? Are you an LE user who also has Traktor DJ? Did you experience issues with 2.6.2? Please share your thoughts in the comments.